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Q&A: Moanalua slotbacks Rudy Kealohi and Jansen York

By Paul Honda on October 29, 2019

There was barely enough time to breathe. The day after Moanalua’s epic win over Leilehua for the OIA Division I football title, Rudy Kealohi and Jansen York thought about the unusual, but satisfying close to the OIA season. With three weeks of rest and preparation ahead, Kealohi will be able to recover from his injury. >> CLICK HERE TO READ TODAY’S STAR-ADVERTISER FEATURE ON MOANALUA’S DYNAMIC DUO AT RECEIVER Moanalua’s quick-tempo, aerial-heavy offense has been quite the fit for the […]

Moanalua football celebrates OIA Division I title for injured quarterback RJ Javar

By Christian Shimabuku on October 26, 2019

RJ Javar has only been at Moanalua for a season, but the senior quarterback and Mililani transfer has already made a lasting impression on Na Menehune. Although Javar was unable to play in the second half of No. 8 Moanalua’s 21-20 double-overtime win over No. 7 Leilehua in the OIA Division I championship game on Saturday night, his teammates made it clear that the win was because of him and not in spite of his absence. Na Menehune went up […]

GAME NIGHT 10/26: Moanalua/Leilehua

By Brian McInnis on October 26, 2019

No. 8 Moanalua 21, No. 7 Leilehua 20, 2OT ———- Moanalua coach Savaii Eselu on Na Menehune’s wild 2OT 21-20 win over Leilehua for their first OIA Division I championship. — Hawaii Prep World (@HawaiiPrepWorld) October 27, 2019 Griffin Motas wins the OIA Division I title for Moanalua with his extra point, giving Na Menehune a 21-20 victory over Leilehua in double overtime. — Hawaii Prep World (@HawaiiPrepWorld) October 27, 2019 TOUCHDOWN MOANALUA. Na Menehune are an extra […]

No. 8 Moanalua finally earns its title shot

By Jason Kaneshiro on October 19, 2019

Rudy Kealohi channeled last year’s disappointment into motivation for his senior season. So even after Moanalua’s seemingly cathartic victory over Kailua on Friday in the semifinals of the OIA Division I playoffs, Kealohi wasn’t ready to simply wash away the memory of a season-ending loss to Castle just about a year ago. “It’s still stuck with me, even after this game,” the senior slotback said after a 21-14 home win for Na Menehune. “It’s stuck with me forever. It just […]

GAME NIGHT 10/18: Kailua/Moanalua

By Jason Kaneshiro on October 18, 2019

No. 8 Moanalua 21, Kailua 14, FINAL   Moanalua recovers the onside kick and runs out the clock. Friel with three completions to pick up a couple of first downs. He’s sacked on a third down and Kailua takes its final timeout with :26.1 left. Friels hits Clevenger for 33 yards over the middle. After a spike, Friel hits Nainoa Peters, who fumbles at the goal line. Clevenger recovers in the end zone for the TOUCHDOWN. PAT good. :09.3 left. […]

VIDEO: Moanalua Coach Savaii Eselu, WR Rudy Kealohi on playoffs

By Paul Honda on October 17, 2019

The 2018 season was glorious for Na Menehune of Moanalua for nine weeks. After nine wins, however, Moanalua fell in the OIA Division I playoffs to Castle. This time around, Moanalua has the top seed in the playoffs again, and the matchup with Kailua won’t be easy. The teams played a thriller early in the season, a 19-18 win by Moanalua. Moanalua Coach Savaii Eselu and senior wide receiver Rudy Kealohi chatted with Hawaii Prep World after practice on Wednesday […]

GAME NIGHT 10/11: Moanalua/Damien

By Billy Hull on October 11, 2019

No. 10 Damien 22, No. 6 Moanalua 17 ———- BOX SCORE At Aloha Stadium Moanalua (8-1, 6-0) 0 0 0 17 — 17 Damien (8-2, 6-2) 8 7 7 0 — 22 DMS—Jake Holtz 5 run (Bubba Kauhi pass from Duke Hoohuli) DMS—Amo Sulu 2 run (Christian Souza kick) DMS—River Iaea 8 run (Souza kick) Moan—FG Griffin Motas 47 Moan—Rudy Kealohi 16 pass from RJ Javar (Ayzeiah Callo-Saquiton pass from Javar) Moan—Jansen York 51 pass from Javar (pass failed) RUSHING—Moanalua: […]

Q&A: Moanalua coach Savaii Eselu ready for Damien

By Paul Honda on October 10, 2019

When the 2018 football season neared its close, Savaii Eselu was already taking a peek to the future. Nick Au, the latest passing phenom in Moanalua’s aerial fireworks show, was a senior. Who will step up, fill in, take the controls of one of the most pass-heavy offenses in state history? Eselu doesn’t settle with one possibility. He even hinted that one of his running backs could convert to a spread, RPO-heavy package. This year, Moanalua is a stunning 8-0, […]